I graduated from American University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Following graduation, I worked for a year as a Medical Records Specialist and Patient Care Coordinator in a busy medical practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland. I will be relocating to Philadelphia in September 2017 for at least two years until I apply to medical school and pursue my ultimate goal of becoming a pediatrician. I am currently seeking opportunities in Philadelphia that will provide me with more patient contact or research experience.
While at American, I worked on re-engineering proteins for novel drug delivery systems. I served as the President of the DC Beta Chapter of the Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, where I developed my leadership and collaborative skills while preparing members for future careers as physicians. As a Special Category Volunteer in Child Life at Children’s National Medical Center, I was able to interact with patients to make their hospital stays more enjoyable. Some of my particular interests include pediatric innovations and treatments.